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  • New MacBook Pro models limited to HDMI 2.0

    I would point out that the SD slot is SDXC rather than the fastest SDUC. No doubt the HDMI and SD slot share  PCIE4 channels. Capability limited by bandwidth. It’s a first world problem though. 
  • New FAQ says Apple will refuse pressure to expand child safety tools beyond CSAM

    A concern from privacy and security experts has been that this scanning of images on device could easily be extended to the benefit of authoritarian governments that demand Apple expand what it searches for. 

    "Apple will refuse any such demands," says the FAQ document. "We have faced demands to build and deploy government-mandated changes that degrade the privacy of users before, and have steadfastly refused those demands. We will continue to refuse them in the future."


    Translation: Here at Apple, we might have created a back door, but we promise to only ever use it for good. Pinky swear!

  • Apple officially discontinues AirPort router product line, available while supplies last [...

    Thing is, the apple of old provided a complete ecosystem that just worked.
    now, there are new innovative ideas that are released, then just left to whither with no further development (eg 3D Touch, HomeKit) or half arsed (eg homepod). The airport could have been the classic marriage of hardware and software that is greater than its parts. The AirPods seem to be an exception that reflects the apple of old.

    airport could have evolved into an out of the box mesh system that was trademark Apple easy to set up. And a reference hub for HomeKit that also ‘just worked’. Instead it was neglected. Like far too much of The Mac line.
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  • iPadOS 15 confirms Apple's M1-equipped iPad Pro is a V8 engine powering a Ford Pinto

    There remains a lot of low-hanging fruit that the company could have tackled -- features already widely available on both Intel and M1 Macs, including a more robust multitasking system, proper support for external monitors, and greater compatibility with external peripherals.

    I can’t believe you forgot to mention the terrible file management system. If anything that is worse than the multitasking.
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  • Kuo: 48MP camera with 8K support coming to iPhone in 2022, 'mini' model axed

    Love the mini. Will keep it as long as possible.
  • Apple's Mac mini now inexcusably getting trounced by cheap Intel hardware

    macxpress said:
    Oh boy...here we go! Continuous bitching about the Mac mini. I doubt most here are gonna buy one anyways. 
    Of course not. To be frank, you would have to be a brainless idiot to buy the current insult of a Mac mini.

    I get that most of the money comes from the iPhone, so it’s the priority.  But the most stupid thing about the neglect and/or gimping of pretty all Mac lines over an extended period is that it is mistreating Mac buyers, who are the most loyal long term buyers of all things Apple, and have always been the greatest evangelists for its platforms and ecosystems. Neglecting and deliberately crippling functionality and utility of macs by design, and then failing to at the least keep them up to date is beyond the pale.

    Divorce is ugly. And just like a neglected and spourned spouse, lovers can be turned into passionate haters.

  • USB 3, USB 4, Thunderbolt, & USB-C -- everything you need to know

    I discovered the other day that I can’t daisy chain two monitors (2k and 1080p) with an MBP using USB-C to the first monitor and then DisplayPort to the second. Apparently In Mac world daisy chain is only allowed via thunderbolt, as Apple has never written a driver for Multi Stream Transport (MST).
    So only thunderbolt monitors can daisy chain  apparently with a Mac.

    My crappy work HP, on the other hand, can do MST without any problems.
  • White House shot down Intel plans to increase chip production in China

    Xed said:
    LOL I can't wait to hear the contortions of people ... that hate private US companies from doing any business outside the US, especially in China.
    I buy from non-dictatorships any time I can, even when it costs more. But I don't hate. Don't make it sounds that I'm motivated by hate. I'm motivated by love for freedom and democracy. 

    If you want to imagine that I'm motivated by hate, I guess that's your right to be wrong.
    Are you an American? You are illogical. You do not live in China. Why are you afraid of losing freedom and democracy because of China? 
    Well I agree with them.
    China is not capitalist.  Government and corporate are intertwined. While no longer solely owning the means of production, the government still controls the means of production. Price does not reflect cost.
    Xi is just following Stalin’s plan to sell the stupid capitalists enough rope to hang themselves, although this time it might pull it off.   Used to be pretty sanguine about this stuff, but it is clear the CCP leadership has legacy plans, and is increasingly aggressive on the international stage.
    Speaking of legacy plans, I wonder why Intel isn’t interested in Taiwan as a location? It is actually a functional democracy.

  • New MacBook Pro models limited to HDMI 2.0

    Yes it should. Hardly anyone has USBc projectors. But they all have hdmi.
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  • Foxconn reportedly downplayed severity of recent COVID outbreak

    And yet according to worldometer, China with 1.5 billion people has one third the cases and one third the deaths with Covid of little old Australia with 25 million, where 95% of the population is vaccinated.

    You can’t believe any story out of China. Always ask what the real story might be.